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Old 29 May 2007, 04:25   #1
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removing the old tubes!!

Right enoughs enough! - retube time! - I spent all weekend doing little random jobs on the boat, and I have to bite the bellet and get a retube,
I want to keep the cost down, being a new homeowner and a taste for beer and need to get competive qoutes, Im basically looking at a grand arnt i?

- I assume I can get the old ones off with a heat gun? any pointers gratefully recieved!

shall I keep the colour scheme, any ideas, suggestions?
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Old 29 May 2007, 04:38   #2
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I think a grand is a tad optimistic ! Check with Henshaws.
Heat gun and pull gets them off then a major sanding job on the flanges .Are you going to refit them yourself?
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oh dont say that!!, 1000 is a lot of money right now!!

its only a little 4metre boat??!!

I'll make a start this weekend then
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I think you'll be looking at at least 2k for a 4 metre boat. Give Avon a call, as they do replacement tubes and are apparently quite well priced.
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Old 29 May 2007, 05:08   #5
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Try this guy, ask for Jack. He has just made new tubes for our 5mtr Tornado. Just waiting for the courier to deliver!!



http://www.geminiindustries.co.uk/
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Old 29 May 2007, 05:13   #6
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Olly.

The tubes look (apart from that one bit at the back) like they're in reasonable cosmetic order......Why not get some inner tubes made up by Gemini Industries. From what I've seen they work pretty well. Would be a hell of a lot cheaper....

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Our new tubes come with innertubes. Not sure how you would retro fit inners??
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Simon are you something to do with Gemini?

Basically in order to fit them you make a slit about 8 inches long in the tube. You then insert the inner tube, and inflate. As you fill it with air it fills that compartment in the tube. For a 4m Searider presumably you would need three tubes. The slit can then either can left as it seals up pretty well you the tube is fully inflated, or can be patched over the top.
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No i have nothing to do with Gemini other than having just bought new tubes with inners from him!!!!
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shall I keep the colour scheme, any ideas, suggestions?

Go blue tubes, white hull etc
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Another opinion to keep costs down could be to find another searider hull with decent tubes, transfer all the bits from this one over, then sell the old knackered one on ebay. I would have thought that would be more cost effective. It's just going to take time to swap engine/console etc. If you need any help doing that you know where to come!!
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Go blue tubes, white hull etc
You would say that wouldnt you!!!!!!!! Yours does look good tho!!!

Mine will look good with a curtain Aframe!!!!!

Curtain???!!!
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Olly.

The tubes look (apart from that one bit at the back) like they're in reasonable cosmetic order......Why not get some inner tubes made up by Gemini Industries. From what I've seen they work pretty well. Would be a hell of a lot cheaper....

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Thanks tim, believe the photos are quite decieving!, Im guna do it propa and get it dont, its too much of a worry, thanks for saying tho
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You could take it down to Gary as Messenger Marine and have a chat with him. He is only down the road from you.

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Hi

My tubes on the 4.2 searider were close to 2k fitted with everything on, grab line etc from Eurocraft

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Or drop a note to Paul Tilley on here, always very helpful and a superb reputation for quality....

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Old 30 May 2007, 03:08   #18
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You could take it down to Gary as Messenger Marine and have a chat with him. He is only down the road from you.

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thanks pete, going to see him lunchtime today!
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